Sunday, 4 October 2015



KUALA LUMPUR, 4 October 2015 – Determined to have fun and remaining positive despite the weather forcing the Marathon’s cancellation, fans showed their support by coming in droves to Dataran Merdeka. The organisers of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon ensured all supporters were still treated to a good experience as they collected their medals, finisher t-shirts and certificates.

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Managing Director and CEO, Mahendra Gursahani said “The Marathon has become synonymous with Standard Chartered Bank, and it is close to us as it is an event with a heart. We appreciate the continuous support from everyone who has been with us from the start. We apologise for the cancellation of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon but the health and safety of the runners is still our top priority. Even though the race was cancelled I am pleased that we still achieved our Run For A Reason goals.”

Race organiser and race owner, and Managing Director of Dirigo Events, Rainer Biemans said “The Marathon is the highlight of our year; there is nothing more satisfying than seeing every runner cross the finish line with a smile. With the API readings escalating to unhealthy levels, we share your disappointment at being unable to proceed with the event. We are very thankful for all the support we’ve received. I am also very grateful to the volunteers, medical teams, officials from FTKLAA, Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police, DBKL representatives, and the authorities for their tremendous efforts, which made things go very smoothly this morning.”

The hospitality tents at the race site opened its doors so that runners had ample food and drinks while waiting to collect their medals, finisher t-shirts and certificates. 
Many of the enthusiastic volunteers were still all smiles, cheerfully guiding waves of arrivals to the right collection points.
Cheery announcers, pumping music and multitudes of selfies as well as groufies by runners keen to enjoy themselves while showing their support for the cancelled event created a festive feel at historic Dataran Merdeka as early as 6 a.m. 
There was even a MARRIAGE proposal at Dataran Merdeka during the collection. Idrus Ahmad popped the question to Trias Nuriartu in front of his supportive friends and a cheering crowd. The couple met in a gym in Jakarta. Idrus Ahmad, an avid runner said “Trias has always been supportive of my passion, therefore I chose this significant event to propose to her along with our friends who are my family.”

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon was set to host 35,000 runners who would have run on routes featuring some of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous landmarks.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Standard Chartered KL Marathon Cancellation

Media Statement for Standard Chartered KL Marathon Cancellation 
(As of 3rd Oct 2015, 4.55 pm)

The health and safety of all our runners remains our top priority. Since our last announcement, the haze has unfortunately reached unhealthy levels according to the latest monitored alert. Due to the rapidly deteriorating air quality and on the advice from the medical team, the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF), and the Institut Sukan Negara, we regret to announce that the Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be cancelled.
This decision is further supported by co-organisers, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, as well as title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia.

We appreciate the support shown by our runners throughout this challenging weather situation. Registered participants are advised to directly proceed to Dataran Merdeka to collect their race entitlements from 6.00 am until 12.00 noon, 4th October 2015. For those who are unable to collect their entitlements during this time, alternative arrangements will be announced through the Standard Chartered KL Marathon social media channels.

Following the cancellation, route closures and support infrastructure will remain in place along these roads: Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Cenderawasih, Jalan Lembah and Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin on 4th October 2015, from 6.00 am until 9.00 am.

To keep updated with the latest news, please check  and

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Awesome To The Max : Be A Warrior And Join Amnig Run

Winners has been chosen.
I've commented in the comment section for each commentor whether they get a slot or not.
Thank you for participating. *muaks*

Hopefully, I'll have more running slots to giveaway in the future for you all. ^^

AG Lifestyle Sdn Bhd the owner of private label: AMNIG, a sportswear focusing on performance and sports-inspired, design and make for running, training, wellness / fitness and team sports is hosting a running event on Dec 6th, 2015 at West Garden Boulevard @ ONE City, Selangor.
This is the second (2nd) year the running event is organized by AG Lifestyle Sdn Bhd after a very successful turn-out for Amnig | RUN TO THE MAX, 2014 despite time constraint faced by the organiser.

This year's run event theme - I AM WARRIOR 10km Run's vision and aspiration is to promote not only running as a healthy lifestyle but also to instill a spirit of warrior facing every challenges with full commitment and endurance to the last. Also incorporated into this year run are the fun activities before and after the run too. We received many sponsors to collaborate with us.

On the event day, there will be a lot of fun activities before and after the run for all the participants.
Warm up session by E-Fitness
Warrior face paint challenge.
Taping for prevention by WQ Park

Beverage by Suntory at various interval drink station.

Light refreshments & Suntory Beverage
Amnig mini Runway show.
Prize Giving
Face painting challenge result
Lucky draws
Amnig : wheel of fortune
Speed Kick challenge demonstrating speed agility strength
Therapist demonstration of preventive and recovering of injuries.
E Fitness displaying their services.

And that is not all, goodies bag full of surprises - for starter a special design Dry-Fit running T-Shirt :

With the 4 categories opened for registration since August 2015, the event has received encouraging response from the running community. The Organiser targeted to register 2,000 runners over the two (2) distances - 10km and 5km.

Amnig | I AM WARRIOR 10km Run is scheduled to be held on the 6th,Sunday December 2015, at West Garden Boulevard @ ONE City, Selangor.

Online registration of AMNIG| I AM WARRIOR 10km Run can be made @ The Marathon shop ( / for group registration with discount register @ or email to at the following fees:
Race Entry Pack Collection
Date : 3rd & 4th December 2015 (Time : 12pm – 8pm)
5th December 2015 (Time : 10am – 6pm)
Venue : Amnig Concept Store @ 83A, Jalan 21/37, Damansara Utama, PJ.

Check out their FB Event page for updates.

Any one of you want to join the run too, with me? Indicate your interest and you might get a complimentary slot. :)

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Celebrating The Birthday Month With A Bang

September is a special month for us.

Both Hubby and I celebrate our birthdays in September.

September is also our wedding anniversary month.

There were special celebrations that we arranged for the month. Some we did, some we didn't manage to do due to unforeseen circumstances.

But all in all September has been a good month, hazy weather notwithstanding. ^^
We were supposed to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary in Merapoh, doing The Magnificent Merapoh Trail (TMMT) together.

But fate has other plans and due to work commitments, we DNS (Did Not Start) the run.
Both of us work on the day of our wedding anniversary so I decided that it would be fun to hit the treadmill and ran 16K, to mark our 16th anniversary. Hah hah

And as a compensation for not going to TMMT, I signed up to The River Jungle Marathon (RJM) instead.
It was super fun, although I ran in RJM alone this year compared to last year when we both ran in RJM for our anniversary.
I actually signed up for a 10K run the Sunday after RJM, but when a friend invited me to join him and his group for a route recce for an upcoming race the night before my race; I didn't hesitate in agreeing.

So instead of a solo 10K run at AFSA Balloon Run, I ran with Hubby on Saturday night in Shah Alam and had lots of fun.

We went for a vacation in the third week of September to celebrate both our birthdays, Hubby and me. 
I had planned for many months to run an ultra on my birthday and I found one in Kyotango City, in Kyoto, Japan. Hubby and Son were there to give me full support, of course.

Wouldn't have dreamed of doing it without their support.
Thank you Hubby and Son for your patience. Love you two lots. *muaks*
Returning home after our vacation, I had a half marathon on Sunday. It was supposed to complete a 4-weeks race plan for September.

An FM on the first Sunday of September.
A 10K on the second week (which I DNS in favour of running 10K in Shah Alam, in leisure).
A 60K on the third week while on vacation.
And a 21K on the last week of September.

But alas, the Mizuno Wave Run which was initially cancelled due to haze is now postponed to an unconfirmed date.

But still, September had been a really fun month. As always.
And to be able to enjoy it with my family is priceless.

Three more days left for September.
We still have the three days to do more special stuff together!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Running Lifestyle Expo At SCKLM REPC

Participants in the upcoming Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) will be able to collect their race pack at the Running Lifestyle Expo @ Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC) at Dataran Underground, Kuala Lumpur. Runners are required to present their SCKLM confirmation slip along with their identify card or passport at the counters.
Runners who are looking to upgrade their gear can do so at the Running Lifestyle Expo as there will be exclusive promotions and offers from the official sponsors and partners of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon REPC and Expo details:

1-2 October 2015 – 11:00am – 8.00pm
3 October 2015 – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Dataran Underground,
Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinate: 3.147552, 101.693299

Registered runners will receive a bag with a running vest, a race bib number, one timing chip attached to the back of the race bib (Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10KM categories only) and race entry pack goodies.

To find out more about the Standard Chartered KL Marathon REPC and Running Lifestyle Expo, please visit or

For more information and updates on SCKLM, please visit:


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